Prairie Pup Adventures at Plains Conservation Center

Prairie Pup Adventures at the Plains Conservation Center offers a fun way for preschool aged children to learn about the animals, plants and people who call the prairie home. Each week we will investigate a topic using hands on science, art and nature explorations. For children ages 3-6 with their accompanying caregiver.

Time: 9-10a.m.

August 15, 2023: Birds

What makes birds different than other animals? Join us to learn all about birds on the prairie by looking at bird parts, taking a wagon ride to the bald eagles' nest and making an owl craft.

August 22, 2023: Native American Games

Children have loved playing games for centuries! Come see the different games that Cheyenne children played in the 1800s. Throw spears, build a miniature tipi, and make your own man-snake game to play at home!

September 12, 2023: Farm to Table Cooking

Do you like fruits and vegetables? Join us in the PCC garden to harvest tasty produce, then take it into the kitchen to whip up a snack.

September 26, 2023: Prairie Safari

We're taking out the safari truck for a fun-filled ride around the prairie! Learn about how the prairie changes in the fall and use scientific tools like binoculars and magnifying glasses.

October 17, 2023: Plant Potions

Do you like brewing potions? Come learn about how people use plants to make tea, soap and more! Mix up your own potions to take home and don't forget to bring your imagination.

October 31, 2023: Creepy Crawlers and Spooky Critters

Are you afraid of snakes and bugs? Face your fear with us as we learn more about the animals that scare people. Featuring live critters. Costumes encouraged! Candy provided!

November 7, 2023: Biscuits and Butter

Measure, mix, churn and bake on the wood burning stove in our 1800s sod village. Play with traditional homestead toys while you wait for the supper bell and make a farm animal craft to bring home. Biscuits and butter contain dairy, gluten and egg. Gluten free muffins available upon request.

November 21, 2023: Building a Safe Campfire

Do you like to make smores? We do too! Join us to learn how to safety make a campfire through an edible craft, fire building demonstration and roasting smores on a real fire.

December 5, 2023: Prairie Pelts and Skulls

Come learn about prairie animals up close and personal with pelts, skulls and more. Explore the difference between herbivores and carnivores, see different types of body coverings and dissect owl pellets to look for bones.

December 19, 2023: Winter Crafts

Spend the morning with us doing arts and crafts by the fireplace! Paint with mud, draw with charcoal and create your own works of art using our variety of supplies, all while sipping on hot cocoa.

Audience: Recommended for children ages 3-6 years.

Program Fee: $8 per preschooler; one adult per child is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings (children over the age of 6 years) are $5 each. Non-participating-Infants (children under the age of 18 months) are free.

Location: Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E Hampden Ave Aurora, CO 80013 (Entrance is at the corner of E Hampden Ave and S Picadilly Rd)

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